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Karli Glascock Johnson


Karli Glascock Johnson is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. She joined the firm in 1999 and practices in the trial, toxic tort, and business litigation groups. Karli represents clients in asbestos and benzene defense, toxic tort litigation, civil litigation, oil and gas litigation, chemical exposure litigation, warranty/product liability litigation, and complex commercial litigation (including business torts, trade secrets, breach of contract, and unfair competition). Karli also advises clients on eDiscovery issues, including eDiscovery compliance, electronically stored information (ESI), electronic information management, and retention and destructive policies and procedures.

Karli has completed the mediation training program “Mediating the Litigated Case” offered by the Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law.

Karli is highly involved in the local bar and is a Past President of the Baton Rouge Bar Association.

Representative Experience
  • Representation of a global computer company in complex business litigation involving claims related to trade secrets, breach of contract, unfair competition, and intentional tort, including case management, jury trial, and appellate proceedings
  • Representation of major petrochemical companies and product distributors in jury trials, including case management and complete work-up of defense of claims involving both living plaintiffs and wrongful death and survival claims brought by families of deceased contractors and employees who allegedly developed and died from mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos-containing products at numerous sites during their careers
  • Serves on National Coordinating Counsel team for a national pipe distribution company in connection with asbestos litigation, including overseeing and managing nation-wide litigation
  • Serves as local counsel for nationally recognized companies in occupational exposure cases
  • Representation of numerous chemical, petrochemical, and chemical transport companies in mass toxic tort cases, including extensive discovery work, complete work-up of defense, and jury trial
  • Representation of local, national, and international industrial manufacturers in numerous mass toxic tort and class action cases, environmental property damage cases, commercial contractual disputes, as well as in substantive environmental areas such as CERCLA/state superfund and emergency response
  • Representation of major chemical and/or transport companies in transportation-related chemical spill remediation and associated toxic tort litigation
  • Representation of global computer company in warranty/product liability/redhibition actions
  • Representation of chemical companies involved in a long-term exposure multi-plaintiff litigation
  • Representation of large oil companies in connection with claims of environmental property damage related to exploration and production activities
  • Successfully negotiated hundreds of favorable resolutions for clients over the span of 20 years
  • Assist corporate clients with custodian identification, supervising and participating in custodian interviews, overseeing forensic collection, managing and designing technology assisted reviews, and implementation and use of document management and litigation management platforms and eDiscovery tools
  • Assist large companies in creating usable and efficient data management plans for current and future litigation
  • Assist large companies in the location and preservation of relevant data and production of that data in compliance with federal and state regulations
  • Regularly advises clients involving complex records preservation and collection issues, litigation holds, eDiscovery, and all manner of discovery related issues

Karli earned her B.A. from Louisiana State University in 1995. She earned her J.D. from the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1999.

  • Admitted, Louisiana, 1999
  • American Bar Association
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Rising Star, Louisiana Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer of Louisiana, Louisiana State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, 2010
Articles, Publications and Presentations
Community Service
  • 2010 Louisiana State Bar Association Young Lawyer's Section “Outstanding Young Lawyer of Louisiana”
  • President, Board of Directors, Baton Rouge Bar Association, 2017
  • Member, Board of Directors, Baton Rouge Bar Association, 2011-2018
  • Member, Board of Directors, Louisiana/Mississippi Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
  • Member, Volunteer Panel, Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Volunteer Coach, Louisiana State Bar Association Mock Trial
  • Member, Mock Trial Competition Committee
  • Member, Holiday Star Committee, Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Member, Belly Up to the Bar Committee, Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Member, Delta Zeta Alumnae, LSU Chapter